More drivers to hit the roads this holiday despite higher gas prices

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Updated Dec 25, 2017

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AAA is predicting this holiday season’s travel volume will be one for the record books, with a 3.1 percent increase compared to last holiday season.

In all, 107.3 million Americans will travel between December 23 and January 1, AAA estimates.

It marks the ninth consecutive year of travel increases for the holidays.

Of the travelers, 97.4 million will hit the roads, despite higher gas prices. Some may incur travel times as much as three times longer than normal.

This December’s national average price is $2.47 (Dec. 1-13), which is 28 cents more than last December, AAA says.

The top-10 travel destination spots are:

  1. Orlando, Fla.
  2. Anaheim, Calif.
  3. Cancun, Mexico
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
  6. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  8. Miami, Fla.
  9. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  10. New York, N.Y.